Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Be your own designer

One of the most common questions I get asked as a designer is how I create my mood boards, and what software program I use to put them together.  There are definitely a lot of programs to choose from, many of which can be pricey and more than a little complicated to figure out- that is until now.  Are you ready to have your world rocked?  Now you can become your own designer with the help of....

What is Olioboard you ask?  It is an easy to use design application that allows everyday people to create and share their own digital mood boards, get inspiration, and share feedback.  All you need to do is create an account, and you're ready to start building your own design concepts.  There are literally thousands of products to choose from, and with retailers such as West Elm, Layla Grace, Lumens, CB2, and Zinc Door (just to name a few), the possibilities really are endless.  Here is a quick office design that I put together to illustrate just how simple it is.  It's nothing special, but you get the point.

Simply click the "create" button at the top

Next, choose a category or retailer from the right, and drag the item onto your board.  Use the handy tools to edit, rotate, and re-size your item.

 You can also add images from your computer or online by using their handy browser clipper tool.
Rearrange items to achieve your desired look, save it, and you're done!

Olioboard also provides a "get this look" list of all of the products used in each mood board design.  So convenient!

And, don't forget to enter the Zinc Door spring colors design challenge to win up to $450 worth of Zinc Door merchandise!

Happy designing!


  1. Wow this is a great find! I always to mine in Photoshop but this is a million time easier! Thanks for the tip.

    1. Thanks Debbie! I failed to mention that you can also use images from your computer and other online retailers with their browser clipper tool. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks Angie..Olioboard is fantastic.


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